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Into My Second Year...

5 December 2019

I see that it has been a while since I've uploaded any motorcycle content. Given that next year I will be editing the HOGS chapter newsletter it behooves me to produce some text here I can reuse...

One of the completely unexpected things that has come with riding my Harley involves being out on cold days dressed in my leathers. Being out and about in 40 degree temps on the freeway and country roads has caused me to vividly remember the thrill I got riding around in cold weather on my 1964 flamboyant lime Schwinn Sting Ray. I loved that bike. I'd put on whatever ski jacket or cattleman's jacket my mother bought me and ride about the neighborhood all day, enjoying the fact that I was out in the cold. Breezes only amplified the feeling. I found it bracing, thrilling and just plain fun. Blasting down I-95 with the temps in the 40s causing a good wind chill factor reminds me a lot of the high I used to get as a kid. Apparently, somewhere deep down inside of me I…
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